Parkinson’s medication supply issues

Here are the latest medication supply issues we are aware of. Last updated: 12 February 2024.

Pharmaceutical companies have shared with us that they’re facing supply problems for various reasons with the following Parkinson’s medications:

Teva

  • Carbidopa/levodopa 25mg/100mg controlled release tablets x 60 will experience supply problems until early December 2024.
  • Carbidopa/entacapone/levodopa 31.25mg/200mg/125mg tablets x 30 will experience supply issues until the end of February 2024.
  • Carbidopa/entacapone/levodopa 37.5mg/200mg/150mg tablets x 30 will experience supply issues until the end of February 2024.
  • Pramipexole 2.10mg prolonged release tablets x 30 will face supply problems until the end of March 2024.
  • Rasagiline 1mg tablets x 28 will face supply problems until June 2024.
  • Ropinirole 0.25mg, 0.5mg and 2.0mg tablets will face supply problems until late 2025.

Will this affect me?

If you take the products listed above, your pharmacist may be unable to give you your prescription. 

There may be alternative medicines available, which your GP or pharmacist should be able to discuss and prescribe for you.

Please note this is a national snapshot of medicine supply issues, it's important to check with your local pharmacy, as they may have your medicines in stock.

GPs and pharmacists can seek advice from their NHS pharmacy procurement specialist or the Specialist Pharmacy Service.

Keeping you informed

We will share updates as we receive them from pharmaceutical companies about any supply issues and action they're taking to ensure their products are available for people with Parkinson's.

Get support

Our specialist adviser team and helpline (0808 800 0303) can provide information about any aspect of living with Parkinson's, including help with accessing health services, medications or benefits.

Please note that nurses on our helpline are not able to change medications, doses or timings over the phone. 

Report medication supply issues

If you're experiencing difficulties getting your medication, please share this information with us. It'll help us monitor supply issues and raise them with both the pharmaceutical companies and the Department of Health.

Please either contact the:

We need to know the name of your medicine, the dosage and manufacturer (you can usually find this on the box) and your postcode.